Senior Management

Mr Jeremy Banks

Headmaster BA MEd

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough: Headmaster
  2. Your life before Beachborough: Ten years at Dulwich Prep, London where I was initially Assistant Director of Studies then Housemaster. More recently, seven years as Deputy Head (Pastoral and Co-Curricular) at Beachborough
  3. Your Passions outside school: Road Cycling and running when I can, however, three young children keep me busy

Mr Tim Smith

Deputy Head BEd

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough: Deputy Headmaster (Management)
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Maths Teacher, Games Coach, Technology Club and Sprawson member of staff
  3. Your life before Beachborough: Trained as a specialist Physical Education teacher with a BEd in PE, taught for two years in a state school before becoming Head of PE at St. John’s College School, Cambridge. Also Year Co-ordinator for Form VI.
  4. Your Passions outside school: Love reading and gardening and hope to build on my sailing enthusiasm over the next few years as I head towards retirement.

Mrs Sophie Banks

Head of the Boardman BA QTS

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough: Head of the Boardman
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Headmaster’s wife
  3. Your life before Beachborough: Graduated from Warwick University, have taught at City of London Freemen’s School and Dulwich Prep, where I was a Houseparent.
  4. Your Passions outside school: Music  and Drama – I love singing and pretending to be someone else!

Mr Dan Gross

Deputy Head B Ed (Hons) & M Ed (OU)

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough: Deputy Head (Curriculum)
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough:  Maths Teacher and Form Tutor
  3. Your life before Beachborough: have worked in various Independent and State Educational Institutions across Key Stage 1, 2 and 3. Before working at Beachborough I taught at The Sir James Henderson School in Milan working mainly with 5 to 8 year olds. Prior to Milan I worked at primary schools in North London and Brighton.
  4. Your Passions outside school: I have a young family who still enjoy my company so outside of school we spend as much time together as possible. I am a keen footballer and play regularly. I enjoy reading crime fiction, hiking, golf and cryptic crosswords.

Ms Charlotte Wallace

Bursar (BSC Econ Law, Accounting and Finance)

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Charlotte is a graduate of Aberystwyth University (BSC Econ Law, Accounting and Finance), she is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was previously Bursar and Clerk to the Governors of Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School (Bedford).

Mrs Julie Smith

Head of Pastoral Care BA

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1. Your main role at Beachborough: Head of Pastoral Care, Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection.

2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Form VI Year Coordinator, Form IV Tutor, Coordinator of PSHE and Teacher of PSHE to Forms V to VIII, Teacher of Games and Physical Education lessons.

3. Your life before Beachborough: I have always wanted to work with children and to teach. I have worked in a variety of schools with children from the ages of 2 to 18 years. Immediately prior to Beachborough I worked as a Year 7. Tutor and Director of Physical Education at Royal Latin Grammar School.

4. Your Passions outside school: I am an avid reader and enjoy a wide genre of reading material, whenever I get the opportunity. I enjoy going to the theatre and walking (completed the Coast to Coast – backpacking) and have spent many holidays in the Lake District or beachcombing, around the country. Although I like gardening, I am not as ‘hands on’ as I used to be!

Mr Michael Sanders

Housemaster and Head of History

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough:  Head of History
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Sports teacher
  3. Your life before Beachborough: Taught at Lanesborough (RGS GUILDFORD) and West Downs (WINCHESTER) University of Leicester, Felsted School and Catterall Hall (Giggleswick) Brought up in India, Yorkshire and Essex.
  4. Your Passions outside school: Narrowboats, Leicester Tigers and cycling

Mrs Louise Dowson

Deputy Head of the Boardman BA

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough:  Deputy Head of the Boardman
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Form IV Class Teacher
  3. Your life before Beachborough:  Graduated from Warwick University, spent two years teaching in Hertfordshire. Moved schools to become a Year 3 and 4 Co-ordinator at a school in Buckinghamshire. Following a year off for maternity, spent several years working part time at a variety of schools teaching a range of years groups from Year 2-6.
  4. Your Passions outside school:  Spending time with my family, theatre, travel.

Mrs Verity Sanders

Director of Co-Curricular Activities and PP2 Teacher BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS

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  1. Your main role at Beachborough: Director of Co-Curricular activities and PP2 Teacher
  2. Your other hats at Beachborough: Charity Committee and Forest School Leader
  3. Your life before Beachborough: I have worked at Beachborough in various capacities for 25 years
  4. Your Passions outside school: In my spare time I like to spend time with my family on our narrow boats